MPEP Section 707.07, Completeness and Clarity of Examiner's Action
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707.07 Completeness and Clarity of Examiner's Action
37 CFR 1.104 Nature of examination.
(b) Completeness of examiner's action. The examiner's action will be complete as to all matters, except that in appropriate circumstances, such as misjoinder of invention, fundamental defects in the application, and the like, the action of the examiner may be limited to such matters before further action is made. However, matters of form need not be raised by the examiner until a claim is found allowable.